Downtown Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains
January 30, 2018

Are you ready to make the most of a day in the Smokies? Parkside Cabin Rentals has planned out a day of fun things to do in Gatlinburg for everyone to enjoy!

Step 1: Most Important Meal of the Day

The best way to start out a vacation day is to have a tasty and filling breakfast! The best place in town we recommend trying is Crockett’s Breakfast Camp ! Crockett’s has a welcoming atmosphere with rustic, Southern decor. To go right along with the decor you’ll find delicious Southern food made fresh daily, and served in big portions. You can find cinnamon rolls bigger than your hand, stuffed full burritos, and pancakes as fluffy as clouds. Start your day off with a happy stomach, and all the energy you need to explore the Smokies!

Step 2: Pick a Big, Exciting ActivityPhoto of beautiful Laurel Falls near Gatlinburg Tn

There are a lot of things to do in Gatlinburg. Exploring the Parkway through town has a whole day’s worth of fun. Even just people watching could occupy you for several hours! At Parkside Cabin Rentals, we’ve got a few favorite things for you and your family or friends to try when you visit.

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: Play around and learn about marine life at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. You’ll see creatures like hammerhead sharks, turtles, penguins, and more!
  • Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: There’s over 800 miles worth of hiking trails to explore in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can hike to find peaceful rivers, explore historic structures, and see inspiring mountain views.
  • Explore Cades Cove: Cades Cove is the most visited place in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can get glimpses of the Smoky Mountains, see native wildlife like turkey, deer, and bears, and explore historic structures like churches and cabins.

Step 3: Do a Little Shopping

Shopping is something many people look forward to on vacation. We know of a few places that everyone can find something they like. For example, the NOC Great Outpost is an outdoorsy store where you can find everything you need to go hiking in the Smokies. Or if you are a food enthusiast, whether you love to just eat it or cook it, All Sauced Up is a great place to visit. You can find handy and unique kitchen gadgets, spices, and delicious sauces to buy.

Step 4: Have a Delicious Dinner

Gatlinburg is home to some great, mouthwatering food. The Park Grill is a favorite for a romantic date night out on the town. They offer juicy steaks, fresh shrimp, Jack Daniel’s creme brulee, blackberry cobbler, an impressive wine list, and more. If you want a more intimate experience, or to have a fun bonding experience with your family you can take advantage of your full kitchen in your cabin instead.

Fireplace on the deck of a Gatlinburg TN cabinStep 5: Relax

After a full day of exploring the Smokies, and doing all the fun things to do in Gatlinburg the best activity is to relax in your cabin. After a long hike in the mountains you can come back to relax your muscles in a hot tub or jacuzzi tub! Or cuddle up in a comfy bed to watch a movie, or a beautiful sunset drop below the mountains. Likewise, you and your special someone can curl up in front of a warm, crackling fire together. You can browse our cozy cabin rental properties here !

Enjoy a full day of fun things to do in Gatlinburg when you stay with us, and search our cabin specials so you can a little money too! You and your family or friends can focus on what you really want to do on vacation, and make memories to last when you stay with Parkside Cabin Rentals.

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